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Winter 2024 | W 11 – 13




Department of Historical Studies (History, Religion)
University of Toronto at Mississauga (UTM)
Room: IB
Karen Ruffle

This course focuses on the history, institutions, and practices of Sufism, popularly referred to as Islam’s “mystical” dimension. This course will examine the origins of Sufism, the development of metaphysical and theoretical thought, poetry, the emergence of Sufi orders, and shrine-based practices from the Middle East, South Asia, Africa, China, and the West.